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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/24/2004 23:30 (Entered as : 10/24/2004 23:30)
Reported: 10/29/2004 11:59:02 PM 23:59
Posted: 11/2/2004
Location: Pittsburgh/New Castle, PA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15-20 Seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Traveling East bound on I-76 (Penn. Turnpike) at mile marker 12/13. I witnessed an extremely bright blue almost welding torch like, flash across the sky at an incredible rate of speed. The entire highway and valley area was illuminated like day. This flash was a perfect straight line and then made almost a 45 degree turn banking to the southwest. The flash came directly from the North. At the end of this event the trail was still present and seemed to start to disapate from the south looking almost like a sparkler as it vaporized moving from the South to the North.

((NUFORC Note: Possible meteor. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))